Also, on second thought, Super Skrull is really a bit too..Noble Warriorish for Lord. I'm thinking a better fit is:

The Hood

His History even mimics yours a bit... A two bit nobody in the beginning but he capitalized on people and ended up becoming a major player in the Marvel Universe...While the heroes of the Marvel (PD) universe were busy battling amongst themselves in the Civil War, the Hood managed to gather all the disparate rogues and villains to form his own army of super villains (Cosmo)